Category Archives: Homelessness

Jenny the juggernaut 2: the general election

Seattle’s establishment candidate Durkan wins mayor’s race By George Howland Jr On election night, former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan ran up a huge lead, 61-39 percent, over urbanist Cary Moon. While Moon refused to concede, the numbers … Continue reading

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Trauma, ACES, homelessness and love

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences study. It’s a well-known tool, used by health professionals, social workers and other social-service providers to assess how difficult … Continue reading

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How will your street and neighborhood be changed by new citywide zoning?

Over 24,000 parcels could be affected by latest HALA effort to build more housing By George Howland Jr This is the big enchilada. In the middle of November, city hall hopes to roll out proposed zoning changes for nearly every … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Homelessness, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Is the Seattle Peoples Party Viable?

Nearly 200 people attend the party’s first general assembly By Melissa Hellmann, Contributing Writer On Saturday, Sept. 23, about 200 people piled into Nagomi Tea House in the heart of the International District to discuss their vision for the future … Continue reading

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Only Councilmember O’Brien, among city officials, offers real and ‘compassionate’ solutions for homeless vehicle campers

A crisis on wheels with over 1500 people in 1000 vehicles homeless every night in Seattle.  They face ticketing and impounds and nearly always hostility. The 2017 One-Night Count found 5485 homeless individuals sleeping outside in Seattle and King County. … Continue reading

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Socks

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Books) by Rebekah Demirel All the other little girls at school had clean white socks and I didn’t. I had holey, mismatched “pairs” of grayish ones with no elastic … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Trying to soothe the pain An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Books) by Rebekah Demirel In his bestselling book on addiction, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Gabor Maté tells of his work serving … Continue reading

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